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Staff Mentor - Palmetto

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Job Reference: YSI02061
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Children's Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $0 - $0
Location: Palmetto
G4S Region: Americas
Country:United States


G4S Business Unit:US Youth Services
Closing Date: June 14, 2017

Job Introduction:

Provides leadership to Youth Specialists assigned to shift. Ensure that youth are supervised in accordance with all G4S Youth Services and Department of Juvenile Justice guidelines. Implements and coordinates behavioral management strategies for youth to ensure consistency and compliance to established schedule. Comply with all applicable standards related to PAR and interventions associated with milieu management. Ensures that all documentation to include shift logs and accountabilities are completed per policy. Reinforces established Code of Conduct and youth rights.

Role Responsibility:

Supervises the therapeutic milieu on the unit, enforces the level system or other methods of behavior management Maintains resident, program, department and related documentation, ensuring that shift documentation is completed Orients new Youth Specialists to unit, program, and milieu through the implementation of an established training curriculum Carries out general nursing assistance necessary to treatment of residents as assigned and supervised by LPN to include medication administration Monitors Youth Specialists to ensure residents carry out activities of daily living, when congruent with the resident’ treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level Ensures youth on level of supervision and other forms for security alert are monitored Supervises staff to ensure adherence to G4S Code of Conduct Maintains communication with supervisors and other department managers to ensure an effective treatment team system Records and documents all incidents per G4S and Department of Juvenile Justice standards Reviews all shift log book entries to ensure compliance Ensures accountability and supervision is maintained on units Maintains unit is in clean and orderly manner Works in conjunction with the Assistant Facility Administrator and/or Facility Administrator to managed assigned FTEs Provides leadership through role modeling and reinforcement of positive practices Ensures that incidents which warrant an occurrence report and CCC reporting are completed Follows established G4S Safety Program and ensures shift compliance with all related workers compensation issues Provides feedback and assistance related to employee selection and employee corrective actions

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

• Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Psychology, Criminology, Social Work or any other Human Services related field. • Must have at least two (2) years of direct care experience working with youth. • Prefer at least one (1) year of previously related supervisory experience or have been in a Youth Specialist II position for a minimum of one (1) year.

Skills Required

High school level reading and writing skills; acceptable oral and written communication skills; legible handwriting; ability to maintain information as highly confidential; telephone etiquette and customer service skills by phone and face-to-face; familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred; skills in dealing courteously with the public and other staff within the hospital; basic knowledge of human behavior or principles of psychology useful; skills in prioritizing and in managing time; problem-solving skills; use of appropriate social skills, including demonstration and respect for staff and patients; empathy toward residents; skills in teaching or assisting with activities of daily living helpful. Basic or general knowledge of human growth and development helpful; familiarity with, or basic insight into, emotional needs of residential clients; experience with therapeutic limit-setting helpful, or an understanding of level systems or other behavior management modalities; ability to maintain professional boundaries and willingness to seek supervision in this regard.

Physical Requirements and Environment

• Talking: Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey details or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing and Vision: Ability to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 dB loss at Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable employees to complete clerical tasks, and observe youth. Dexterity: Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of an object such as size, shape, and temperature. Movements frequently and regularly required using wrists, hands and/or fingers. Physical Strength: Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally. Position is mostly standing and employee must be able to physically perform escalation matrix as defined in Protective Action Response. This may include, but is not limited to all countermoves and restraint techniques. Employee may be subject to temperature changes, but the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside. Language: Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and ability to communicate in complex sentences using normal word order with present and past tenses. Processing and Reasoning: Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as in verbal and physical confrontations. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions and noise. Ability to assist youth with problem solving and maintaining self-control in volatile situations. • The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions as they relate to travel. The noise level is usually moderate as the primary work environment is a standard office setting. • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the company undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

G4S Youth Services, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.


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